Coincidence or Symbiotic Relationship?

The Christmas Cactus on my kitchen windowsill blooms rather frequently for a Christmas Cactus.  In May 2018, I wrote about how it had bloomed three times in the previous twelve months.  Since then it bloomed this past December just after Christmas and is now blooming again.  However, the African Violet that shares the windowsill blooms…

My Christmas cactus: blooming for the third time in 12 months

About a zillion websites explain how to make a Christmas cactus bloom.  It is tricky, they say, and the plant must have at least 12 hours a day of absolute darkness.  Water must be limited.  Cool temperatures are necessary. My Christmas cactus just finished blooming for the third time in the past twelve months, and…

Winter blooms

On these gloomy, gray days it’s nice to have flowers blooming in my kitchen.  I don’t remember the African violet plant and the Christmas cactus ever blooming at the same time before.   “In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” –  Albert Camus

Better late than never

The Christmas cactus finally decided to bloom, just in time for our daughter’s birthday at the end of June.   “Potius sero quam nunquam.” (Better late than never.) Livy

Christmas Cactus

Bought this little Christmas cactus at the pharmacy of all places.  It began to bloom as soon as we got it home.